People fled, dropped their shopping and ran out of the Garden State Plaza in complete pandemonium as a gunman carrying an assault rifle, walked in and fired shots inside of the largest mall in Bergen County.
Clad in a black leather jacket and a biker helmet, the gunman stalked hallways firing at least seven shots before he is believed to have fled the mall leaving law enforcement officers scrambling, officials said.
Numerous witnesses described the scene as frightening and chaotic while people scrambled for safety as the gunman slowly made his way through the mall, which is located at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 4, near the Garden State Parkway in Paramus, NJ.
Police in Paramus called in SWAT units, and other local officers from surrounding cities and within minutes of the initial reports the mall’s parking lot was swarming with police cars and SWAT buses.
So far no reports of anyone being injured and the gunman is still at large.